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Sonja Suel

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

BREATHTAKING 19th Floor Ocean Views! Walk to beach!

77 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Oahu Condo Rental Photos and Description

1BR/1BA/Sleeps 4 maximum

Hawaii Tax ID W14210458-01. To ensure complete accuracy, please verify with Owner all costs quoted on website prior to submitting reservation request.

So you want.....an Ocean View? Enjoy spectacular Ocean Views day and night from our entire 19th floor condo.

.....to be near the beach? Walk just one short block to the world famous Waikiki Beach. Enjoy surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or just relaxing on the beach.

.....to be near activities, dining and shopping? Walk to Kapiolani Park, stroll through the Honolulu Zoo, see Hawaiian-native species at the Waikiki Aquarium, golf on the Ala Wai Golf Course, dine at a variety of restaurants and enjoy shopping along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues, the Waikiki Beach Walk and Royal Hawaiian Center. Easy access to Ala Moana Center, hike up Diamond Head, go snorkeling in Hanauma Bay , visit Pearl Harbor, the Bishop Museum and all that Oahu has to offer.

.....to enjoy the largest recreation deck in Waikiki? A heated pool, hot tubs, saunas, children's playground, basketball and tennis court, barbecue grills and picnic area, and a snack bar are available at the Waikiki Banyan family-friendly resort. All with NO resort fee!

.....a recently renovated condo? In addition to keeping our condo immaculate, we recently renovated it. Please see our numerous Guest Reviews to read our previous guests' comments.

.....parking and wi-fi? When you reserve our condo, we include parking and wi-fi for FREE. Local telephone calls and long distance to Canada/US Mainland are also FREE.

Our condo sleeps up to 4. Private lanai. Full size and fully equipped kitchen. Flat screen tv, dvd library, board games, children's books. Beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys.

Relax in our beautiful open air lobby while enjoying our gorgeous waterfall and koi pond, teak furnishings, and fabulous artwork featuring 'old Hawaii'. Snack bar on recreation deck. Banyan Breeze Coffee Company on the lobby level. Mini-mart, ATM, and laundry onsite. Onsite security parking garage, bus/shuttle on corner, tour bus and rental car cross street.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sonja Suel (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Sonja Suel

Our goal is to show you the Aloha Spirit! We hope you enjoy your stay.

Sonja Suel purchased this condo in 2005

Why Sonja Suel chose Oahu

The Waikiki Banyan is located on the most scenic end of Waikiki. It's just one short block to the beach. Within walking distance is Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, restaurants and shopping along Kalakaua Ave. Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and the Ala Moana Shopping Center are easily accessible by car or bus.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks. I had such a great time. The beds were awesome and we had great access to everything. I loved the shower water. Thank you so much for letting our family stay in such a great place......RaeAnne, 10-years old, Calgary ......P.S. I LOVED THE VIEW OF THE BEACH.
Oct 2008
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Reviews

4.8
based on 77 traveler reviews

BREATHTAKING 19th Floor Ocean Views! Walk to beach!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 80 reviews
4

Great location, a home away from home:)

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 10 days and were very happy with the condo. The views are indeed fantastic especially considering this is not beachfront property. We enjoyed breakfast on the lanai every morning as well as a glass of wine by sunset at night. As we had rented a car for the entire time the free parking was a bonus as well as all of the small details that I did not expect such as the picnic coolers. We only spent 2 days at Waikiki as we travelled to much less populated ( and by far more beautiful) beaches on the island and used the coolers to pack our lunches and water bottles. The beach chairs were also a very nice added touch. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything and more! We also took advantage of running every morning so the lock box on the door was fabulous so we did not have to worry about packing a key into our running shorts:) The only negative I have is that ( as mentioned previously) the beds could use some updating. The one bed closest to the windows sags terribly in the middle so my husband & I after 2 nights switched to the other bed which was better but not fantastic. If the mattresses were upgraded an idea worthwhile exploring would be to replace one with a queen and keep the other as a double as I realize square footage is a factor. Otherwise a really great trip with smooth & great communication!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so very glad that you enjoyed your stay in Waikiki! Along with your enjoying the amazing views from the condo, we're very happy to hear that were able to use and appreciate many of the items we provide for our guests. It's very nice to hear that these are appreciated. Mahalo for letting us know. We're so very sorry to hear that you did not find the beds to your satisfaction. Please know that we have rectified this situation. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to having you return for another stay. Much Aloha Spirit to you both!
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5

Great stay right by Waikiki!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed a week at Sonja's condo and it was a great place to stay! Everything that she said was in the condo was provided and it is exactly like it is shown in the photos. We had no problems while we stayed there and communication was easy through the whole process with Sonja. We especially enjoyed using the boogie board and beach chairs provided along with the close proximity to the beach. Waking up to the beautiful view was amazing. Was a little concerned with the beds after reading the reviews but my husband and I like a softer bed so it wasn't too much of an issue for us. We did utilize the kitchen throughout our stay and she had everything we needed to cook as far as kitchen supplies goes. The only thing that we found a little annoying was that the barbecues available were ones you had to pay to use with quarters so we just decided to head back up and cook everything on the stove and in the oven. Other than that everything else was great and we would recommend her place to anyone! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to show you Hawaii's Aloha Spirit! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. I'm so glad to see that you love ones of the things I love the most --- the view! It's always enjoyable! --- In the morning while having a cup of coffe and watching the surfers; catching the sparkle on the ocean and seeing the boats in the afternoon; or while sipping a glass of wine seeing another amazing sunset. We look forward to having you back again as our guests. Aloha to you both! Mahalo for taking your time to leave your thoughtful comments.
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4

Good Accommodation in Waikiki

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for almost two weeks in late June early July. Comments are as follows:

Pre Arrival

Sonja was excellent with her communications and responded in a timely manner to questions. No concerns at all with this aspect.

The Condo

The condo was found to be pretty much as described, very neat and tidy. Entry was easy and convenient. It was great to have the lock box for the key as we used this and didn't take keys or valuables to the beach. One day my wife's dress was stolen, so do be careful of what you take with you! The view from the condo was as described, very nice!

It has been renovated and is in good condition but isn't a luxury condo (which is fairly reflected by the price). It is perfectly suitable for families with young kids. The main selling point of the condo is the location to the beach which is good. Provides easy access to the beach and within walking distance (for most people) to all the main places in Waikiki. We did take taxis to get to the other side where our friends were staying.

One comment on the beds... There are two double beds in the condo and this is well described in the condo advertisement - no issues with that.

We were a family of two adults and a seven year old. How anyone could fit two people in one of the "double" beds is beyond me. They are not suitable for more than one person, perhaps with the exception of two kids. Additionally, the beds 'sagged' in the middle and probably need to be replaced.

The Building

The facilities within the building (pool / tennis court etc...) are ok but did have a bit of a run down feel to them. I'm not sure a lot of money is spent on maintenance particularly in regard to the pool area. Unfortunately the pool was closed for a couple of days as some kids had been tampering with it. The same thing happened the two days before we got there, so they're assuming it was the same kids. The building has a busy feel as would be expected but this doesn't detract from the quality of the stay.

We would advise people to be wary of the small mini market/shop which is in the building. The prices are ridiculous and completely exploitive of the largely transient population in the building. Also, my wife noticed the shop keeper over-charging on one occasion.

Overall, this is a good Waikiki option. Sonja was very easy to deal with and ensured the security deposit was refunded very quickly which was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my condo! Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review; I really appreciate your taking the time to do so. Please know that the Waikiki Banyan is currently in the process of renovating and making updates to the recreation deck to better address today's needs of our residents and guests. As you can imagine, the pool area gets a lot of use, and it is regularly maintained. It is unfortunate that some persons created disturbances (thinking vandalism is "funny"), and I do apologize for the inconveniences to you because of their actions. I am sorry that you found the beds to be not to your satisfaction. Although the beds were purchased less than four years ago, I will definitely look into replacing them again when I am in Waikiki later this year. Again, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Mahalo for taking your time and such care to leave your your review. Much Aloha to you and your family!
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5

Best location in Waikiki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough about the hospitality of the owner, cleanliness and location of the condo. Could not have been better for a beautiful view of the beach...all as the pictures show. Could walk within minutes to beach, restaurants, grocery stores and farmers' markets. Zoo 2 blocks away and all the trolley and bus lines right at the corner. Took full advantage of the buses and trollies and got all over the south beach area as well with ease. Plenty of public transportation within steps. This location was just to best it could be. Owner was available by phone and was quick to respond to any need. Unit was well equipped and clean as a whistle. Loved it and would stay again and again. Thanks Sonja

Lizz, Linda and Dixie

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was OUR pleasure to show you all the Spirit of Aloha. We're so very glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to having you back as our guests. Mahalo for your review.
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5

What a wonderful stay we had!!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay. The views were AMAZING! The property was exactly as the pictures and description said. The location was perfect for us and the SHORT walk to the beach was wonderful! The property was clean and well kept. Sonja was very easy to work with and she always responded very quickly to all of our questions and inquires. We would definitely would stay at this property again!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO very happy that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking your time to leave your review; we really do appreciate it. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the near future. Aloha to you both!
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Ken and Julie W

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay ... so relaxing...nice sturdy modern seating for us and any visitors...my wife has a walker and it was easy for her to move about...pool is really nice with steps and handrail .. very clean unit and updated. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your condo. We used the mini market and lovely cafe on lobby floor several times. VRBO is the way to go! The bus line runs right past on Kuhio both ways and our parking pass was a real lifesaver many times due to no other parking in area. Only 1 1/2 blocks to the best beach! yeah.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha to you both! We're so very glad that you found your stay at our condo enjoyable and relaxing. Thank you for taking your time to leave a thoughtful review. Please do come back again.
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Map

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Hike Diamond Head, walk to zoo, aquarium, parks, movies on beach

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Bank services fees $85
Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.96%

Hawaii Tax ID: W14210458-01. Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees. 13.96% Honolulu taxes and fees will be added to all reservations. Rates are based on single/double adult occupancy; add'l fees apply for add'l guests 16 years and older. Discounts given for our brave military and veterans. No discounts in Dec/Jan. Specials/discounts given at time of booking only and cannot be combined. Rates and policies are subject to change.

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Amenities

Oahu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 19
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Combo tub and shower. Nice relaxing tub to soak in. Shower massage. Separate vanity and dressing area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 queen
  • 2 beds in bedroom. This larger corner unit has extra windows, so enjoy the fabulous ocean views.....and you get a city view, too!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This spacious corner unit has extra windows; enjoy the views! Condo has air conditioning.

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